1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Aug 2015 #1

    SoftwareDistribution Folder


    ]I just found where all my updates were located. However there are lots of folders and files.
    Can I safely delete them as they take up lots of space?
    The figure below shows how much is in the folder.
    Thanks for any help.
    Shiron
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,338
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Aug 2015 #2

    You didn't get the image uploaded. Use the Go Advanced button just below the text box when you Edit your post.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Aug 2015 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    You didn't get the image uploaded. Use the Go Advanced button just below the text box when you Edit your post.
    Could not see "use advanced button
    Thanks for help
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,338
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Aug 2015 #4

    Sorry, the Go Advanced is when you create the message. For the Edit scroll on down and choose Manage Attachments. Takes a bit of looking around on a page to find all the information.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Aug 2015 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    Sorry, the Go Advanced is when you create the message. For the Edit scroll on down and choose Manage Attachments. Takes a bit of looking around on a page to find all the information.
    Finally got the attachment into my message. Hopefully someone cant have an answer for me.
    Thanls
    Shiron
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,004
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       12 Aug 2015 #6

    You mean exactly C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads contents inside download folder ? Can safely delete these, always do so number of days after installing updates. Also Use Disk Cleanup.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Aug 2015 #7

    jds63 said: View Post
    You mean exactly C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads contents inside download folder ? Can safely delete these, always do so number of days after installing updates. Also Use Disk Cleanup.
    Yes that's exactly what I mean. Is it safe to delete all the folders and files inside the
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,004
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       12 Aug 2015 #8

    Shiron said: View Post
    Yes that's exactly what I mean. Is it safe to delete all the folders and files inside the
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder.
    Yes, it is ! Do a Disk Cleanup also.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home
       14 Oct 2016 #9

    Just wondering if it is necessary to stop the "Windows Update Service and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service" before deleting the contents in the "Download" folder as I have seen this in another article, where the writer stops these services before deletion, then starts them up again all via command prompt.
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